A few maintenance items:
- I have just moved the ENCprime software over to github and updated the link on the software/resources page. This small piece of software computes a measure of codon usage bias for FASTA formatted sequences.
- I also added to the software/resources a link to a github repository with several files that help reproduce the main figure of the Novembre et al (2008) paper as from time to time I get requests for some help along those lines.
And in lab news, there have been some nice developments:
- Our team’s paper on inferring migration origins of birds using genetics and isotopes came out in Molecular Ecology in the latter half of last year. Colin Rundel did excellent work on this project as part of his dissertation, and Kristen Ruegg and colleagues are doing awesome follow-up work on this project that will be exciting to share. Molecular Ecology ran a News and Views piece on the work by Thor Veen.
- PhD student Eunjung Han’s paper on assessing the impact of low coverage sequencing on population genetic inference has come out in Molecular Biology and Evolution.
- PhD student Darren Kessner’s software for forward simulation of selection on quantitative traits (forqs) is now described formally with a software note published in Bioinformatics.
- The ADMIXTURE software developed by David Alexander (now at Pac Bio) recently had its 200th citation.
- A collaborative paper led by Sebastian Zollner’s group at University of Michigan, and recent PhD Matt Zawistowski in particular, has now been published in EJHG. The paper is titled “Analysis of rare variant population structure in Europeans explains differential stratification of gene-based tests” and it has very interesting results on how many of the novel gene-based tests perform in stratified mapping samples.